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Celebration of the Flags salutes 76 nations

UIndy highlighted the global diversity of its campus community today with the 27th annual Celebration of the Flags, that colorful and moving fall tradition recognizing the many home countries of current students, faculty and staff.

The centerpiece, as always, was an Olympic-style procession in which flag bearers, many dressed in traditional garb, paraded with their national colors as the countries were announced. This year’s event featured 76 nations.

The program this afternoon included a dance performance by the Indian Student Association, a solo saxophone selection from Schubert by senior Siyuan “Denny” Lou of China, and remarks from UIndy President Robert Manuel, Indianapolis Student Government President Rachel Junard and graduate student Tatiana Zhuravleva of Russia.

After the program, attendees enjoyed international snacks and learned more about the various cultures at tables manned by students from Saudi Arabia, China, India and nations in Africa and Europe.